Wade Roush is a veteran science and technology journalist working at MIT, where he is the lead planning officer for a new science communication initiative to be based within MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society. In 2014-15 he was acting director of MIT’s Knight Science Journalism fellowship program.
From 2007 to 2014, Roush was chief correspondent, San Francisco editor, columnist, and editor-at-large at Xconomy, an online news network covering high-tech innovation. From 2001 to 2006 he was senior editor and San Francisco bureau chief at MIT Technology Review. In earlier posts he was the Boston bureau reporter for Science, managing editor of supercomputing publications at NASA Ames Research Center, and Web editor at e-book startup NuvoMedia.
Roush earned a B.A. in history and science from Harvard College in 1989 and a PhD in the history and social study of science and technology from MIT in 1994.